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Persons wishing to possess or use a firearm in Western Australia are governed by the Firearms Act 1973 and the Firearms Regulations 1974.

Police Licensing Services (Firearms) is responsible for the:

  • Assessment of all applications for ‘Original’ firearms licences and the addition of firearms to existing licences.
  • Renewal of all firearms licences.
  • Revocation of firearms licence.
  • Approval of Temporary and Interstate permits.
  • Management and maintenance of licensing records within the Firearm Registry System.
  • Regulation of Commercial Organisations involved in the sale, manufacture and repair of firearms and ammunition.
  • Assessment of the importation and exportation of firearms and other weapons.
Contact us

Police Licensing Services (Firearms)

Locked Bag 9
East Perth  WA 6892

Call centre
Tel: 1300 171 011
Fax: 9454 1522
Email Licensing Services Firearms

Call centre opening hours:
Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 4:00pm



Data Cleansing
WA Police is currently undertaking a corporate project to develop and implement a new Licensing and Registry system. Read more...

New HTML Firearm Application Form
Licensing Services Firearms in conjunction with Australia Post has developed a new HTML Firearm Application Form. Read more...

Licensing Services Firearms Relocated
Licensing Services Firearms has relocated to the Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street Cannington. The postal address is Locked Bag 9, East Perth WA 6892. Read more...


Quick links & FAQs
FAQs and quick links

Unlicensed firearms/infringements
Unlicensed firearms and infringements  

Information for unlicensed firearms and infringements.

Deceased Firearms
Deceased Firearms  

Information for the executor or administrator of an estate.


Licence information
Licence information   What you need to know before you apply for a firearms licence.

Licence applications
View information on licence applications   How do I apply for a firearms 

View application forms   Access to all firearms licensing forms.

View information on firearms and categories   Find out what types of firearms, firearm categories and firearm licences are available.

Firearm storage
Information on storage of firearms   Find out what you need to do to store your firearms, including ‘alternative storage’.

Licence fees
View information on licence fees   Find out what you have to pay for your application or licence.

Dealers and Associations
View information on firearms dealers and associations   Information for firearms dealers and associations.

Change of Address/Personal Details
Current licence holders  

Details of how to change your address/personal details.


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